Intelligence, if you like intelligence they will not disappoint you.
Loyalty and bonding, they bond very closely to their owners once they get to know and trust them. You have to earn their trust and loyalty, but when you do it is worth that much more because it didn’t come easily.
Humor, they make you laugh if you have the “right” sense of humor. Some might not find it funny but others find them hilarious.
Grace and speed, they are very regal dogs who love to be admired for their majesty. They are really beautiful looking dogs.
If you have a strong but slightly dry /quirky sense of humor, if you enjoy a challenge, if you are intelligent and enjoy puzzles, then you may love the breed.
Many who want a dog look for loyalty and obedience, so they are disappointed when they get a basenji. They are like an odd tasting food, some will love the taste and rave about it, others will say that’s the most disgusting thing they have ever tasted lol.